Teacher in Law

Northampton College
£25,284 - £30,139 Per Year, In the range of £25,284 (Unqualified Teacher) (or pro-rata) 26,783 - £30,139 Band B (or pro rata). (
17 Mar 2021 15:56
12 Apr 2021 12:00
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Law / Legal
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent, Sessional / Hourly Paid, Temporary
Flexible / Job Share, Full Time, Hourly Paid, Part Time, Term Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Teacher in Law

Location: Booth Lane 

School: Academy, Public Sector & Commercial Enterprise

Scale of Post: Teacher Band B

Subject Specialism/Expertise: Law (Criminal and Civil)

Reporting Relationships: None

Responsible to:  Curriculum Manager

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to plan and teach Law on agreed programmes at all levels and to contribute to their continued development.  

The successful applicant will also be expected to develop, monitor, maintain and record learner progress within both full-time courses and part-time programmes.

Expectations of the Post Holder

The post holder will undertake assigned responsibilities effectively and efficiently, and within regulatory and legislative requirements; achieve individual and faculty targets within the College’s annual planning and staff performance review processes and budgetary constraints and:

  1. Actively promote equality and diversity, recognising and actively challenging stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, ensuring that these principles permeate all teacher practices.
  2. Ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of this post, in keeping with the College’s existing and developing quality assurance systems.
  3. Be committed to professional self-development, through participation in the College continuing professional development programme which includes industry-based work shadowing, attending seminars, College staff development days and training events appropriate to the job role.
  4. Comply with and promote College Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake recommended Health and Safety training as and when necessary.
  5. Support cross college events such as Open Evenings and Enrolment sessions when required.
  6. Adhere to all College procedures.
  7. At all times seek to serve the best interests of the College.
  8. To provide cover for teaching and or related activities.

Duties and Responsibilities


  1. To undertake a teaching commitment as defined by the College, full time up to 855 hours per year during the academic year, either on or off site. Fractional or Hourly paid posts also available. 
  2. To teach using different methods so that all learners progress.
  3. To plan learning programmes for groups of students, and to guide them through the   learning process (target setting, action planning, review, progression).
  4. To deliver learning, plan and undertake assessment on an agreed range of programmes, using an appropriate range of learning methods and activities, including new technologies.  In this role to prepare appropriate essential documents including:  a. assessment plans
    1. schemes of work
    2. lesson plans
    3. teaching & learning materials
    4. individual learning plans
    5. assignments 
  5. To mark student work in a timely fashion and provide good feedback to drive improvement, to include spelling, grammar, punctuation and to embed English and Maths to all lessons. 
  6. To act as a personal tutor and deliver tutorials.
  7. To promote high attendance to College targets & follow up non-attenders as directed by the Area Head or Curriculum Manager.
  8. To maintain accurate records of students’ retention, achievement and attendance using e-registers, and provide reports on student progress as required, using electronic ILPs. To mark registers by the close of day. 
  9. To participate in team meetings and contribute to planning, development and review activities, including course review, self-assessment and other College QI procedures.
  10. To undertake data checks as directed by Managers.
  11. To provide outstanding learning experience to students, maximising and showcasing of the use of ILT.
  12. To act as Course/Subject Leader if required.  
  13. To promote Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding in teaching and learning.
  14. To promote British values and PREVENT. 
  15. To participate in formal and informal lesson observation and appraisal. 
  16. To take responsibility for specific course organisation and curriculum development work. 
  17. To contribute to planning, development and evaluation of courses, course materials, assessments vehicles, either independently or as part of a team.  
  18. To be the agreed point of contact for a course.
  19. To take responsibility for compiling and maintaining a programme management file for a course. 
  20. Liaise and report on candidate progress with the Business Centre


Permanent - Full Time, Fractional or Hourly Paid 

How to Apply:                

Applications should be submitted via the Northampton College 

Closing Date: (Noon), Monday, 12 April 2021

Interview Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Annual Leave:

Holiday entitlement will be 53 days per holiday year (1 September - 31 August), including 8 bank holidays and 3 closure days.  The College reserves the right to designate up to 3 closure days per holiday year. (Entitlements are adjusted proportionately for part time roles).

Hours of Employment:

37 hours per week full time, 52 weeks per year annualised hours or pro rata.           

855 annual teaching hours.

Job share will be considered for this post.


In the range of £25,284 (Unqualified Teacher) (or pro-rata)

26,783 - £30,139 Band B (or pro rata). (Qualified Teacher)

Salaries are paid monthly on the last working day of the month.  You will be required to have an account with a bank or building society, which can accept a direct credit transfer.

(See below detailed Teaching Band and Point description) 

Teaching Qualification:

If candidates do not currently hold a teaching or assessors’ qualification, they must undertake relevant training as a condition of appointment.

Probationary Period: 

12 months.


Staff are required to work on any site as required.


A No Smoking Policy is in operation throughout the College.


1 month’s written notice on either side during probationary period, 3 months’ written notice on either side after confirmation of appointment.

Medical Report:

Upon appointment, you will be required to complete a Medical Questionnaire and may be required to undergo a medical examination.

DBS Check:

An enhanced DBS check is required for all posts within the College before you start work.


The appointment is subject to two references, which are satisfactory to us.

Appointment subject to:

The conditions of service as recommended by the Association of Colleges as adopted by the College’s Governing Body.   


A pension scheme is in operation through the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.  You will be automatically enrolled into the Teachers’ Pension unless you optout.


The College recognises UNISON, UCU and AMIE as the appropriate Trade Unions for raising matters of staff concern.

Car Allowances:

A staff travel and subsistence policy is in operation at the College and staff travelling between sites and on College business can claim a mileage rate for using their car.  

Additional Employment:         

Staff are not allowed to engage as an employee, consultant, partner, proprietor or director in any other business without the prior written consent of the Principal.


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